Concentration in Philosophy
Evangel’s Philosophy programs are designed to develop analytic thinking skills and give students an understanding of major themes in the history of philosophy and how those have affected the world. A concentration in this program will provide students with a solid foundation in philosophy, which can be excellent preparation for graduate work in philosophy or provide a complement to a degree in law, education, theology or any other analytic field.
In the Philosophy programs at Evangel, students will be instructed in the logical argumentation, both deductive and inductive. Students will also have the opportunity to focus on one of the major historical eras in philosophy, Ancient, Medieval, Modern or Contemporary. Electives in Philosophy include Ethics, Philosophy of Religion, Postmodernism, Political Philosophy, or an independent study in the area of the student's choice.
Program Plan (pdf)
|Want to see exactly what classes you will take? The Program Plan (sometimes called a degree sheet) includes all specific requirements - including University proficiencies, Frameworks courses and degree requirements.|
Each of Evangel's academic programs is made up of a set of core curriculum, program requirements and electives. The courses listed below are just a small sample of courses that might be taken as a part of this specific program.
|Philosophy of Religion||Examination of philosophical issues that arise from consideration of religious experience, religious practices, and religious language. Addresses the problem of evil, the validity of proofs for the existence of God, the nature of religious experience and language, and the relationship between moral and religious norms.|
|Introduction to Ethics||Introduction to ethics, ethical problems, and major ethical systems.|
|Political Philosophy||Foundational principles of Western political and social philosophy, including such philosophers as Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, and Marx.|
|Critical Thinking||Exploration of topics in informal and inductive reasoning with emphasis on recognizing and evaluating arguments and fallacies in ordinary, literary, and scientific contexts.|
Evangel University's world-class faculty is made up of caring, Christian professionals who are distinguished in their fields and dedicated to the development of tomorrow's Christian leaders.
A concentration in Philosophy will prepare you for graduate work in philosophy, law, education, theology or any other analytic field.
General Undergraduate Requirements
The following are general requirements for all students beginning an undergraduate program at Evangel. For more information visit Undergraduate Admissions Requirements.
|Faith||As a boldly Christian university, all of our students have made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.|
|Diploma||Graduation from high school, or having the equivalent of a high school diploma such as the General Education Development (GED) examination.|
|Core Subjects||A minimum of a 2.0 GPA in core college prep classes (English, math, social sciences and science with a lab)|
|Grade Average||A "C" average. However, in some cases, a student with a weak academic record may be considered. To remain at Evangel, however, the student must meet scholastic requirements.|
|Standardized Tests||>Entering freshmen should take the ACT or SAT test. The codes for Evangel are as follows: SAT: 6198. ACT: 2296.|
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